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February 22nd 2019 – Eating Disorders Conference – #edconf19

The 4th National Irish Eating Disorders Conference – website

This clinical conference is aimed primarily at health care professionals interested in eating disorders, though anyone affected by an eating disorder is welcome to attend.

CPD points will be available for professionals who attend the conference.

**Special discount until January 31st** See bookings section below.

When and Where

When: Friday, February 22nd 2019.

Time: From 09:30-16:30

Where: Art Deco Trinity Gas Building (School of Nursing & Midwifery, TCD), 24 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2.


Keynote speakers:

Prof Fernando Fernández-Aranda

Head of Eating Disorders Unit, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital of Bellvitge-IDIBELL, Hospitalet del Llobregat (Barcelona, Spain).

Topic: “The challenge of impulsivity in eating disorders; research and practical management approaches”.


Dr Susana Jiménez-Murcia

Head of Pathological Gambling Unit, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital of Bellvitge, Hospitalet del Llobregat (Barcelona, Spain).

Topic: “A trans-diagnostic perspective on food addiction: clinical and management strategies”.

Other speakers:

Dr. Jean Morrissey and Dr. Kielty Oberlin will be launching their book “Working With People Affected by Eating Disorders: Developing Skills and Facilitating Recovery

Afternoon workshops:

Dr. Colman Noctor, Trinity College Dublin


Topic: “Managing the minefield of social media for eating disorders”


Topic: “First Steps: Thinking through while you are waiting”

Dr. Sara McDevitt (Psychiatrist, HSE National Clinical Lead for Eating Disorders), Harriet Parsons (Bodywhys), Dr. Aoife O’Sullivan (GP Lead, Clinical Programme) and Joanne Corbett (HSE, Dietitian)


For more details and bookings, please visit the conference website.
**Special discount until January 31st**

From Gerard Butcher, Conference Organiser

Dear Colleague

Due to a reduction in budget costs, I can offer, until the end of January only, a 20% REDUCTION on the cost of a full-priced ticket at the 4th Irish National Eating Disorders Conference taking place on Friday February 22nd, 2019. Instead of paying €100, you can avail of this reduced price by booking in at the student rate of €80 (€90 with lunch) on the conference website This offer only applies to payments received by January 31st.

For anyone who has already paid full price, I will refund you €20 through PAYPAL.